PORT (Peer Organized Regional Touring) is a touring initiative to support increased performance and engagement opportunities for West Coast contemporary dance companies. The program was developed in response to the lack of touring opportunities for small and mid-sized dance companies, and with the desire of connecting the otherwise isolated dance communities on the west coast.

In its pilot year, FACT/SF, the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, ODC Theater, and the LA Theatre Center worked together to present a shared-evening of new works in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

PORT 2017 was supported by FACT/SF's and LACDC's individual donors, with additional support from ODC Theater.

how it works

Each host company is responsible for local production costs, and each visiting company is responsible for their own touring costs. By sharing the evenings together, both companies can increase their regional reach and impact without taking on significant financial risk.

Following PORT 2017, FACT/SF aims to expand the program to include Portland and Seattle, and eventually Vancouver and San Diego as well. Ultimately, our goal is for PORT to become a touring platform and model available to all west coast contemporary dance companies.

PORT 2017
FACT/SF & LA Contemporary Dance Company


September 14-16, 2017, 8p
ODC Theater, San Francisco

an(n)a.11 (World Premiere, Choreographed by Charles Slender-White)
EBBA (San Francisco Premiere, Choreographed by Genevieve Carson)


Stimulaze (San Francisco Premiere, Choreographed by Genevieve Carson)
Remains (World Premiere, Choreographed by Charles Slender-White


September 29-30, 2017, 8:30p
LA Theatre Center

Stimulaze (Choreographed by Genevieve Carson)
Remains (Los Angeles Premiere, Choreographed by Charles Slender-White)


Platform (Los Angeles Premiere, Choreographed by Liane Burns & Slender-White)
NOMAD.LORE. (World Premiere, Choreographed by Nathan Makolandra)